Calif. Governor Signs Transgender Bathroom Bill

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California has become the first state in the nation to allow boys and girls access to the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice — regardless of their gender.

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he had signed AB1266 – seen as a landmark decision for transgender Americans. The new law gives students the right “to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities” based on their self-perception and regardless of their birth gender.

Supporters said the law will help reduce bullying against transgender students. It comes as the families of transgender students have been waging local battles with school districts around the country over what restrooms and locker rooms their children can use.

Detractors said allowing students of one gender to use facilities intended for the other could invade the other students’ privacy.

“We stand ready and willing to defend anyone who will be victimized as a result of this new law,” said Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute. “That includes someone whose privacy rights are violated in the bathroom, in the locker room, in the showers, or someone who is prevented from playing on a sports team because someone from the opposite gender took their place.”

Karen England, executive director of the Capitol Resource Institute said the law forces “San Francisco values on all California schools.”

“This is a very radical idea,” she said. “You’re going to have first-grade boys going to the restroom next to first-grade girls without any supervision.”

England said the law would allow students of any gender to access public school bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice. It would also students to participate in sports activities based on “that student’s assertion that he or she identifies as having a different private sense of their own gender regardless of their biological gender at birth.”

San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano said the law simply clarifies existing non-discrimination provisions in the education code. He said districts must offer transgender students equal access to programs and facilities based on their gender identity.

“No student can learn if they feel they have to hide who they are in school,” he said in a statement.

He identified gender identity as a “person’s internal, deeply-rooted identification as male or female.”

England said parents or students who feel uncomfortable with their daughters showering next to boys – are being accused of being bigots.

“And now if a girl doesn’t want to shower with a boy, there’s something wrong with you,” She said.

The assemblyman’s office provided a statement acknowledging that some parents and students may be uncomfortable with the law.

“Discomfort is not an excuse for discrimination,” he said in a statement.

Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, told SF Weekly that California is “blazing the trail for transgender young people and their families.”

“This a watershed moment not only for California, but for the entire nation,” she told the newspaper.”The public’s understanding and acceptance of transgender youth have grown exponentially in the past few years, and today’s law is a huge step forward in ensuring that these young people are truly welcomed and included in our state’s public schools.”
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Fuck my state...

...for not passing this law when I was in high school.
 

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This is pretty fucking ridiculous. Any bets on how much this will cost California in legal fees the first year?
 

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Great... now a fat guy in a dress and wig, or some chopped-cock shim freakshow, can go into the ladies room and drop a stewy, bowl-clogging deuce.

A great victory for humanity that will be.
 

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Great... now a chopped-cock shim freakshow can go into the ladies room and drop a stewy, bowl-clogging deuce.

A great victory for humanity that will be,
As can a purely heterosexual, hormone-driven 16 year old male.

And a self-identifying male with a female body can go out for varsity football.

Yeah, no issues whatsoever with this bill.
 
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I'm curious how much of the school population this actually affects...
 

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I'm not sure the best way to reduce the bullying of a female trapped in a male body is to have "her" start using the girl's bathroom.

If I were in high school still, I would identify myself as a female so I could use the girls' locker room for around 4-8 minutes every day. Less if they were screaming and pointing the entire time.
 

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I'm not sure the best way to reduce the bullying of a female trapped in a male body is to have "her" start using the girl's bathroom.

If I were in high school still, I would identify myself as a female so I could use the girls' locker room for around 4-8 minutes every day. Less if they were screaming and pointing the entire time.
And it would take another five or so minutes afterwards for you to get your face smashed in by their male friends, waiting for you outside.

I don't think that people taking advantage of this to look at naked girls is anything we need to worry about.
 

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I don't think that people taking advantage of this to look at naked girls is anything we need to worry about.
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not here. 70% of my high school career was spent trying to get a look into the girl's locker room, and on many unforgettable occasions was invited into it by girls. I would have abused this law to its fullest extent back then.
 

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Maybe the girls will realize that all the boys are going to use the girl bathrooms therefore they should all use the boy bathrooms, thus resulting in a switcharoo. Those of you against this are just believers in biology, and that's anti-science.
 

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From a former janitor's perspective, the average female's bathroom stinks like smeared shit and discarded tampons.
This mixing of bodily fluids and trash will negatively and heavily impact the janitorial industry. Regards.
 

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How will we identify the students approved to enter the wrong bathroom? Perhaps some sort of identifier? Like a "T" he/she can wear around the neck. And lets make it red, so it really stands out and you know they belong there.

Should be great for inclusiveness.
 

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How will we identify the students approved to enter the wrong bathroom? Perhaps some sort of identifier? Like a "T" he/she can wear around the neck. And lets make it red, so it really stands out and you know they belong there.

Should be great for inclusiveness.
Exactly. What would stop any pervert from saying they were curious about their gender identity so the could go in and take a peek?. That has to be respected or else it's bullying, right?
 
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Exactly. What would stop any pervert from saying they were curious about their gender identity so the could go in and take a peek?. That has to be respected or else it's bullying, right?
Nah...